(Poem) To Titian's Ariadne by Donna Snyder

My body twists & turns in naked sorrow
My love gone on his strange and lonesome journey
without me

I am left exposed
vulnerable to passion & dissolution
I grasp the scarves around my fleshiness
silken shields red and blue
Exposed alike to beasts and the naked sky

My red hair is a noose about my neck
I am eager for the grave
The senses compel me
to lose my abandoned flesh to pleasure

Oblivion lurks on cat feet in the wild dark

Titian_Bacchus_and_Ariadne
Titian Bacchus and Ariadne

Titian’s painting is named Bacchus and Ariadne, but I was focussed on Ariadne when I wrote this.

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Donna Snyder
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Donna Snyder

Thank you, Sisters.

Bryan McDonald
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well written, find your style of writing is very rich. Written in a very good, thanks for sharing.

Leeza
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Your imagery, as always, pungent, peppery and potent!

mckavitt
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Gorgeous poetry, gorgeous, transcendent poem. What a gift is this poet. Donna Snyder